Relative stability among intermediate structures in S2 state of CaMn4O5 cluster in PSII by using hybrid-DFT and DLPNO-CC methods and evaluation of magnetic interactions between Mn ions

K. Miyagawa, T. Kawakami, Y. Suzuki, H. Isobe, M. Shoji, S. Yamanaka, M. Okumura, T. Nakajima, K. Yamaguchi

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Full geometry optimization of all S2 intermediates in OEC (oxygen-evolving complex) of PSII (photosystem II) were carried out by using UB3LYP-D3/Def2-TZVP with COSMO solvation effects. Our detail calculations yielded meta-stable structures of six (=3 × 2 (HS (high-spin), IS (intermediate-spin)) intermediates for W1 = W2 = H2O and eight (=4 × 2 (HS, IS)) intermediates for W1 = OH or W2 = OH, and were named to H2O and OH models, respectively. In the next step, relative stability among these intermediate structures were investigated by hybrid-DFT and DLPNO-CC methods. UB3LYP methods show that right (R)-opened structures (open-cubane) are more stable than left (L)-opened structures (closed-cubane) by about 3.5 kcal/mol, though decreasing of DFT-weights suppresses such energy gaps. DLPNO-CCSD(T0) methods promote stabilization of (L)-structures and finally reproduce near degeneration or more stable (L)-structure. All pattern of spin configurations in four Mn(III) and Mn(IV) ions were assumed and BS (broken-symmetry) solutions were successfully obtained to find the most stable spin structures. This complete sets of all spin conformations enabled us evaluate sets of effective exchange integrals J as magnetic coupling parameters. The calculated J values for the spin Hamiltonian elucidated one g2 (S = 1/2) and two g4 (S = 5/2) molecular structures in the S2 state in accord with the recent EXAFS results.

Original languageEnglish
Article number112923
JournalJournal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - Jan 15 2021


  • CaMnO cluster
  • DLPNO-CC method
  • Effective exchange integrals
  • Hybrid DFT method
  • One g2 two g4 model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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